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Thunder of Zeus

Author/Submitted by: The Herb Companion Dec '95/Jan '96
Servings: 2
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Brandy / Wine

1  quart  Brandy
2  tablespoons  Whole coriander seed
1  tablespoon  Whole cumin seed
6    Whole cloves
1    2" piece cinnamon stick
2  cups  Sugar
2  cups  Water
1/2    Vanilla bean, split
1  bottle  Dry white wine

1. Carefully warm the brandy to 115F. Bruise the seeds and spices and add them to the warm liquid. Pour the brandy into a bottle and seal it; store in a cool, dark place to age for at least one month.

2. Dissolve the sugar in the water and add the vanilla bean. Combine with the aged brandy mixture, add the white wine, bottle it, and let the entire mixture age another month. Strain the liquid and pour into bottles. Seal them and store in a cool, dark place.

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